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Gun Control in the United States: A Review

By Carson Robison, Writer May 30, 2023

As of May 8th, 2023, there have been 202 mass shootings so far this year in the United States, and the number continues to rise. The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) defines a mass shooting as an...

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“The White Lotus” season 2: A Romp through Italy with your Sarcastic Friend in the Backseat

By Chloe Fong, Writer February 7, 2023

The second season of the White Lotus, like the first, begins with a death. Carefree, fun-loving Daphne wades her way through the Mediterranean in hopes of a final swim before her departure from the resort....

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COP27 and What’s Next

By Lissy Vinocur and Chloe Fong January 23, 2023

COP, the annual international climate summit, if often heralded as a symbol of global action on climate change. But it can sometimes be hard to look beyond the headlines to understand what COP is and how...

Thomas Sankara: The Dead who Refuses to Die

Thomas Sankara: The Dead who Refuses to Die

By Temisola Akinwande, Writer October 17, 2022

“While revolutionaries and individuals can be murdered, you cannot kill ideas.” - Thomas Sankara “For nothing is hidden which will not become manifest, nor secret which shall not be known and...

The End of Roe v. Wade?

The End of Roe v. Wade?

By Maya Mukherjee, Arts & Culture Editor May 17, 2022

It's no secret that America has had a troubled and uncomfortable relationship with abortion. On May 2nd, news broke of the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade. If the decision...

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A History of Refugee Presence in New York City

By Maya Mukherjee, Arts & Culture Editor May 3, 2022

New York is famously one of the most racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse cities in the world. Most residents know that immigrants contribute greatly to our city's rich tapestry of cultures,...

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Why We Celebrate Earth Day

By Amarins Edens, Writer April 21, 2022

On April 22nd 1970, millions of Americans took to the streets to protest. Across the country, cities and towns were crowded with people holding signs that read “Climate Action Now”, “Save Your Earth”,...

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UNIS’s Gender Divide

By Estela Santos Torres and Lulwah Elhariry March 30, 2022

You know it, we know it, let’s talk about it. In many IB classes and Tut House clubs at UNIS, there tends to be a specific gender dynamic in terms of the female to male ratio. Why might this be the...

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Interviews: What Is It Like to Be a Woman in New York City?

By Ellen Zheng, Estela Santos Torres, and Miles Brust March 25, 2022

Please note: the following article contains discussions of sexual harassment and assault. Fear, discrimination, insults, and harassment are only some of the things many women experience in their lives....

The Significance and Evolution of Women’s History Month

The Significance and Evolution of Women’s History Month

By Emma Backbier, Writer March 21, 2022

This month we celebrate Women’s History Month. Although women throughout the last 150 years have worked tirelessly to obtain not just better rights but a better place in the world, the event is rather...

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EIB Conference on Feminism

By Sofia Tambalotti, Writer March 14, 2022

In recent years, feminism has slowly become less stigmatized due to public debate opening up numerous conversations about the movement. However, feminism remains a nuanced concept with different connotations...

Protest on Times Square, February 26, 2022

A Primer on the Russia-Ukraine War

By Etsub Kassie and Emma Backbier March 3, 2022

No one enjoys being forcefully woken up. The Ukrainians did not either, when explosions and airstrikes drowned their cities the hour before the clock struck six on Thursday, February 24. If you’ve...

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